This article will bring you to the list of the countries with the biggest drug problems in the world. Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about it. Drugs are on of the burning questions in the world nowadays. Millions of lives are ruined by different drugs year by year and families try to fight them in order to get back their beloved ones from the drugs’ knot.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three countries with the biggest drug problems in the world from their list.
The first country can be Colombia. After the death of drug lord, Pablo Escobar, in Medellin, Colombia, criminal cartels changed but the drug problem remained a major issue in Colombia. The freshly published article suggests that (another) cocaine boom is currently happening in Colombia and constant violence on Colombian streets is happening mostly because of drug-related issues. The next country on our list now should be Afghanistan. Afghanistan produces around 90% of all opiate drugs in the world and now more than million Afghanis are addicted to drugs which makes it proportionally the highest figure in the world (Afghanistan has a population of ca. 35 million). Most common drugs are hashish and opium and individuals are introduced to the world of drugs rather early. BBC report gives the example of an 18-year old who’s hooked on heroin for ten years already. His uncle introduced him to heroin as a child to make him work harder at the farm. At last, but not least let’s see the numbers of Bolivia. Up next on our list of countries with the biggest drug problems in the world is Bolivia, that is the third largest producer of coca (the raw material used to make cocaine) in the world. This country faces numerous security challenges especially due to coca cultivation and transnational drug trafficking. It is safe to say that majority of security problems stem from drug-related issues. Bolivia withdrew from the global drug treaty in 2011 and coca consumption is legal since then. Bolivia is also one of the centers for drug trafficking especially for locally produced cocaine and cocaine that is imported from Peru.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 17 countries with the biggest drug problems in the world.